The roof is the most important component of your home and maintenance is part and parcel of property ownership. Your roof has to endure the harsh British climate and here are a few tips on roof maintenance.
- Roof inspections – Ask your local roofers in Blackpool to pop round every 6 months and carry out a thorough roof inspection. This will reveal any issues like broken or missing tiles, plus they will clean out your guttering, which is an important escape route for rainwater.
- Prompt repairs – When repair work is needed, do it sooner rather than later, as roofing issues only get worse over time. A single missing roof tile can cause a tremendous amount of damage, especially with heavy storms, with water entering the internal structure of the roof.
- PVC fascia & soffit – Rather than having to paint your fascia & soffit boards every year, you could replace them with PVC sections that are maintenance free. The boards come in a range of colours, allowing you to create some contrast and forget the painting.
- Roof sealant – Your local roofer can power wash the roof, then spray on a silicone sealant that will prolong its life. Silicone moves with the building as it expands and contracts and you are looking at at least 5 years of extra life in a roof that has been sealed professionally.
The best time for a roof inspection is in the autumn months before the harsh winter arrives and when you do encounter an issue, get it fixed as a priority.